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Health official urges people not to flock to 'heaving' Blackpool

Footage shows crowded scenes hours after town was excluded from Covid restrictionsA senior health official has urged people not to flock to Blackpool “just because you can” after huge crowds descended on the seaside resort over the weekend.Day-trippers said they had “never seen Blackpool so busy” on Saturday as people poured into the town hours after it was excluded from new coronavirus restrictions that apply to most of north-west England. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Blackpool, North Of England, England Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid scepticism behind high Bolton infection rate, says local MP

Exclusive: social media hashtag #thinkingforyourself bolsters residents refusing to follow rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid scepticism in Bolton has led to it having the highest infection rate of coronavirus in the country, a local MP has said, as a #thinkingforyourself social media trend gains traction.With 169 cases for every 100,000 people, the Greater Manchester town has the highest rate in England and has featured among the worst-hit areas in Europe. He...
Tags: Health, England, Social Media, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Coronavirus outbreak, Europe Health


Matt Hancock’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now

The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels down while we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that wil...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Global preparation: how different countries planned for the second wave of Covid-19

Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some but, everywhere, test and trace is key Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first wave of coronavirus swept through a world unprepared. Authorities struggled to test for the disease, and didn’t know how to slow the spread of Covid-19.Lockdowns brought the virus under temporary control in some places, including the UK, buying a window for the revival of education and the economy, and time to prepare for future waves that epidem...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, China, Germany, Africa, Americas, Spain, Society, UK News, World news, Australia news, Czech Republic, Hungary, Asia Pacific


Bundle up: Britons urged to embrace an alfresco Covid winter

Rugs, patio heaters and fire pits fly off the shelves as the nation gears up to socialise through the colder monthsWinter is coming. Game of Thrones fans know that this is a warning to prepare for dark times, and it has never been more apt than during the Covid pandemic.Six months ago, Boris Johnson gave the nation a “simple instruction” – to stay at home to stop the spread of the disease. The weather that day in most of the country was pretty good for early spring – widespread sunshine after a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Life and style, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Health & wellbeing, Boris Johnson, Parks and Green Spaces, Coronavirus outbreak


£10,000 fines warning for failing to self-isolate as Covid infections soar

Penalties are part of carrot-and-stick plan that includes cash help for lost earnings during isolation periodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who refuse to self-isolate when required to do so will face fines of up to £10,000 under an emergency “carrot and stick” plan to control the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.With infections rising at rates last seen before the full lockdown in March, around four million people on low incomes and in receipt of ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Labour, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


Engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles in one month

Exclusive: Guardian analysis prompts calls for new drive to combat conspiracy theories Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.Interactions on posts expressing scepticism or hostility towards vaccines on six UK ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Guardian, Vaccines and immunisation, Internet Safety, UK Facebook, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid test and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?

Successful schemes in South Korea and Germany show speed and targeting are keyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs chaos continues to engulf Britain’s test and trace system, attention has focused on how successful other countries have been in using testing and contact-tracing to suppress coronavirus transmission.While many have embraced test/trace regimes, comparing the relative successes – and failures – is complicated by the fact that different countries count things...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, Science, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Parents report more anxiety in lockdown, Scottish poll finds

Fears grow that ‘rule of six’ has a disproportionate impact on poorer childrenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFamilies with children have experienced greater financial pressure and mental health worries during the coronavirus pandemic than those without, according to analysis commissioned by the Scottish government.The report, which captures parental anxieties during lockdown, was published on Thursday amid growing concerns that the latest “rule of six” guidance on so...
Tags: Health, Children, Scotland, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Parents and parenting, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid-19 has more severe impact on less well-off children, Scottish poll finds

Fears grow that socialising ‘rule of six’ will exacerbate disproportionate impact on poorer familiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFamilies with children have experienced greater financial pressure and mental health worries during the coronavirus pandemic than those without, according to analysis commissioned by the Scottish government.The report, which captures parental anxieties during lockdown, was published on Thursday amid growing concerns that the latest “rule ...
Tags: Health, Children, Scotland, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Parents and parenting, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Coronavirus outbreak


Which coronavirus measures are likely to work best in the UK?

We look at the strategies available to authorities and how effective they appear to beCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Covid cases in the UK continue to rise, we take a look at measures that could be on the cards, and which might have the greatest effect. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Jon Stewart: Congress is abandoning veterans exposed to toxic 'burn pits'

Thousands of American veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to burn pits, which may have caused diseases like asthma and cancer.Burn pits were used as a crude way to dispose of waste, including plastics, body parts, dead animals, and hazardous chemicals.Despite gaps in the research linking exposure to medical conditions, advocates say the benefit of the doubt should go to veterans. Plastics, medical waste, rubber, hazardous chemicals, human feces, batteries, dead animals, and...
Tags: Health, Law, Congress, Iraq, America, War, Afghanistan, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Disease, Jon Stewart, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Vietnam, Stewart


Stress, anxiety and depression levels soar under UK Covid-19 restrictions

Researchers say mental health levels may worsen as infections rise and lockdowns are imposed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRestrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus in the UK has driven stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels and may do again in coming months if widespread lockdowns are re-imposed, researchers say.A major study into the mental health impact of the pandemic found that in the early stages of lockdown 57% of those who took part repo...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Coronavirus outbreak


For some people, only death could tear them away from California.

Thanks for all the responses. I made my decision: I’m just going to get lung cancer.— Nikita Bier (@nikitabier) September 15, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Law, California, Cancer, Fire, Ann Althouse


Coronavirus: England 'on knife-edge' as cases rise and lockdowns grow

Former chief scientific adviser issues warning to government after huge surge in cases Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew cases of coronavirus are doubling almost weekly across England, figures revealed, as Birmingham became the biggest local authority to announce a tightening of lockdown measures and health officials flagged “worrying signs” of infections in elderly people.The measures to be introduced in Birmingham next week mean more than 7.3 million people – 11% ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Scotland, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Liverpool, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Birmingham, North Of England, Coronavirus outbreak


'It’s world-leadingly bad, is what it is': the week Covid surged again in UK

Queues for tests are growing, Tory MPs are agitated and doctors are sceptical about the ‘moonshot’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage For Alex, an NHS call centre worker, the signs that coronavirus was back in earnest came when his phone wouldn’t stop ringing. Over the summer, Alex would log on at home to see 70 or 80 people in the queue for advice on booking an appointment for a Covid test. “You’d get answered in a few minutes,” he said. “Last week, that went up to abou...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Alex, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


The Covid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why

Wealthy nations have ordered millions of doses of unproven candidates, but equal access is the key to beating virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has ordered a total of 340m doses of potential coronavirus vaccines from six manufacturers.The EU has done a deal said to be worth €2.4bn (£2.2bn) with one developer, while the US has orders with six companies for 800m doses under Operation Warp Speed, with options on a further 1.6bn. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Eu, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak, Operation Warp Speed


Birmingham lockdown rules tightened as Covid cases rise

Guidance that people cannot socialise outside of their households will be made lawCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA series of tougher measures have been imposed in Birmingham after a surge in Covid-19 cases. The move follows two days of discussions between the government and regional health and local authority leaders after the city’s seven-day infection rate rose to 78.2 cases per 100,000 of the population. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Health policy, Birmingham, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus cases in England doubling every eight days, study shows

Research finds evidence of accelerating spread at end of August and start of SeptemberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of coronavirus in England are doubling every seven to eight days, research has revealed in the latest figures to show a resurgence of Covid-19.The study, known as React-1, is a population surveillance study that began in May and uses swabs from about 120,000 to 160,000 randomly selected people in England across 315 local authority areas each mont...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, Coronavirus outbreak


NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September

Businesses urged to display QR codes so customers can check in to enable contact tracingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government’s Covid contact-tracing app will finally launch in England and Wales on 24 September, the government has announced, more than four months later than initially promised.Currently being trialled in the Isle of Wight and the east London borough of Newham, the app was redeveloped entirely over the summer to adopt a framework created by ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Apps, UK, England, Technology, London, Wales, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Newham, Wight, Matt Hancock


Show more empathy to boost confidence in vaccines, scientists told

Expert behind vaccine confidence report points to halting of Oxford Covid trial as exampleDoctors and scientists need to show more empathy towards volunteers in coronavirus vaccine trials who fall ill if the public is to have full confidence in the safety of the vaccines being developed, say experts.The temporary halting of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca trial after one volunteer in the UK was admitted to hospital was good news, not bad, said Heidi Larson, who leads the Vaccine Confidence Pro...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Heidi Larson, Coronavirus outbreak, Oxford Covid


Elliot Dallen, who inspired many with articles about his cancer, dies aged 31

Dallen died hours after the Guardian published piece that reflected on facing terminal illnessAt 31, I have just weeks to live. Here’s what I want to pass on | Elliot DallenTerminal cancer means I won’t see the other side of lockdown | Elliot DallenThe family of a young man who wrote movingly of coping with terminal cancer against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic have told of taking comfort from the huge response to his articles, after he died on Monday.Elliot Dallen, 31, died hours afte...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Society, UK News, Guardian, Dallen, Coronavirus outbreak, Elliot Dallen, Elliot DallenTerminal, Elliot DallenThe


Public confidence has caused Covid test shortage, Boris Johnson argues

PM says people cannot get tests because growing faith in system has increased demandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople being unable to secure Covid tests or being asked to travel hundreds of miles for one are a result of public confidence in the test and trace system and a resulting increase in demand, Boris Johnson has argued at a prime minister’s questions.With Keir Starmer ignoring the furore over the government’s admission it could break international law in s...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial participant undeterred by pause

Man says he would continue with trial despite being worried about a second injectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA participant in the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial in the UK has said he is undeterred by a pause in the trial, which has been caused by an adverse reaction in one patient, and would continue to take part “in the name of science”.Joe Walters said he was concerned when news broke of the trial’s suspension. He said he had reacted with a very ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Joe Walters, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid risks making society more unequal than since early Victorian times | Gabriel Scally

As life expectancy stalls and infant mortality rises, abolishing Public Health England will only make things worseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the midst of Covid-19 it is easy to forget that the country is facing not just one, but two, very badly managed public health emergencies. The substantial and largely avoidable death toll in the current epidemic is undoubtedly due to a series of ill-informed and inept decisions about how the country should respond to its ...
Tags: Health, England, Obesity, Wales, Drugs, Alcohol, Society, UK News, Life Expectancy, Inequality, Public Health England, Sexual health, Coronavirus outbreak, Gabriel Scally


England's Covid testing troubles: 'Something is clearly going wrong'

Guardian readers describe their frustrating experiences trying to obtain tests for coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome people searching for coronavirus tests in England have been told to go to drive-through centres hundreds of miles away as there is no availability locally, while others have had to wait at least five days to receive a home test.As coronavirus cases rise and the weather turns autumnal, stressed and exasperated workers have described the anx...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


'I had to be sectioned': the NHS staff broken and burned out by Covid

With high levels of stress, anxiety and PTSD, experts worry that staff won’t be able to cope with a second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn April, when the coronavirus outbreak was at its peak in the UK and tearing through hospitals, junior doctor Rebecca Thornton’s mental health took a turn for the worse and she ended up having to be sectioned.Even now, three months later, she cannot face going back to her job and thinks it will take her a year to recover from ...
Tags: Health, UK, London, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, NHS, Doctors, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Rebecca Thornton


BIMA nabs $30M more for micro- health and life insurance aimed at emerging markets

The coronavirus global health pandemic — and the new emphasis on social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19 — has put healthcare and tech services used to enable healthcare remotely under the spotlight. Today a startup that’s building microinsurance and healthcare services specifically targeting emerging markets is announcing a round of funding to meet a surge in demand for its services. BIMA, a startup that provides life and health insurance policies, along with telemedicine to suppo...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, China, Africa, US, Insurance, Tech, Senegal, Emerging Markets, Health Insurance, Sri Lanka, Waterdrop, Allianz


‘I was hammered for the first month of lockdown’ – meet the people who quit alcohol in the pandemic

Despite the stories of people drinking more when confined to home, for many this has been a time to tackle their dependencyThere was nothing extraordinary about the weekend that Charlotte Davies decided to stop drinking. The 47-year-old office manager, from the Berkshire village of Warfield, watched TV with her husband. They cooked. On the Saturday evening, Davies drank two bottles of red wine. Fetching the wine from the garage, where she stores it, she realised with dismay that the 36 bottles s...
Tags: Health, Alcohol, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Alcoholism, Berkshire, Davies, Warfield, Coronavirus outbreak, Charlotte Davies


Let’s get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to ‘normal’ | Jeremy Farrar

To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectationsAt the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other.As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly beyond the end of this year. The fact that a vaccine, alongside effective treatments, is our only true ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, World Health Organization, US healthcare, Vaccines and immunisation, Jeremy Farrar, Coronavirus outbreak



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